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Pittsburgh Community Broadcasting Corporation
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Morning Edition Editor/Producer


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Post Date:Apr 25, 2024Type:Full time
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Location: United States - Pennsylvania - Pittsburgh Job Reference:
Job Description:

The Opportunity

Join 90.5 WESA, Pittsburgh’s NPR News Station, as the Morning Edition Editor/Producer!

Pittsburgh Community Broadcasting is hiring a Morning Edition Editor/Producer to join our award winning, dynamic and ambitious newsroom.  The Morning Edition Editor/Producer will write and edit news stories for use in WESA newscasts during NPR’s Morning Edition and for WESA’s sister station WYEP. Additional responsibilities include coordinating with the Morning Edition local host to plan, book, and edit interviews and other recorded news pieces; working with the Vice President, News and the News Director to define the nature and style of WESA’s broadcast newscast stories; recording news stories and periodic newscasts when needed; and serving as emergency backup host for Morning Edition. The start time for the shift will generally be 4am, but hours may change (temporarily or permanently) depending on daily news requirements and without notice.  The Morning Edition Editor/Producer reports to the News Director.

What you’ll do:

  • Participate in daily editorial meetings
  • Write original newscast stories for Morning Edition each day
  • Edit and/or update existing stories for timeliness, clarity, and accuracy
  • Acquire actualities from news-makers for same-day use
  • Set the rundown for each newscast with input from the Morning Edition host   
  • Provide production support to the Morning Edition host as needed
  • Occasionally file general assignment reports
  • Rearrange the content of NPR’s Morning Edition during on-air fundraising periods to allow for sufficient local pitching time, as well as being assigned occasional on-air fundraising pitch shifts
  • Other duties as assigned

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Sound and ethical judgment, with a commitment to standards of objectivity, balance and fairness
  • Self-motivated team player with a track record of creating timely and topical daily news stories of interest to local audiences
  • Strong writing and editing skills
  • Ability to guide, assist, and develop story ideas from editors and reporters
  • Proficiency with digital audio editing, studio technology and practices, and digital content creation
  • An understanding of the NPR audience and newscast style
  • Experience with radio news content management software is preferred
  • On-air experience is preferred, but otherwise a willingness to learn on-air hosting is required
  • Knowledge of Pittsburgh and western Pennsylvania is helpful

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism-related field or equivalent experience / training
  • 2+ years of experience with broadcast news writing, editing, and newscast production
  • Honesty and integrity in all dealings
  • Enthusiasm for the missions of PCBC and its stations

 

About Pittsburgh Community Broadcasting

Pittsburgh Community Broadcasting is a team full of passionate and fun people dedicated to our crafts as well as our communities.

We operate two local public radio stations and a local newsroom that serves the community across radio, digital and event platforms. 90.5 WESA is Pittsburgh’s NPR News Station and WESA News is an award-winning, dynamic and ambitious newsroom serving southwestern Pennsylvania over-the-air, online and through our daily newsletter, Inbox Edition. 91.3 WYEP is one of the most highly regarded non-commercial Triple-A music stations in the country and has been a cultural institution in Pittsburgh for almost 50 years. 

Our organization plays a vital role in building connections across southwestern Pennsylvania and strengthening our communities through exceptional journalism and cultural exploration and education . . . and we have a powerful broadcast network to help!

 

What’s it like working at PCBC?

At Pittsburgh Community Broadcasting we work hard, do great things, and have fun doing them.  Our culture is collegial, and manager’s doors (if they even have one!) are always open.  We recognize that people do their best when they can keep a good balance between their work and personal lives and embrace flexibility as an asset.

Our compensation packages are generous.  We provide competitive base salaries in a very affordable city. The minimum compensation for the Morning Edition Editor/Producer position is $57,000, commensurate with experience and ability. Our full-time exempt employees also get access to an extensive benefits package, including a generous retirement plan (with a dollar-for-dollar match of up to 6% !), medical, dental and vision, three weeks of vacation, sick time, 10 company holidays and 8 weeks of paid new parent leave. We invest in the professional growth of our team, encouraging continuing education and participation in conferences and seminars.

We are committed to creating and maintaining an inclusive, equitable, and diverse environment and are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

Want to know more?

We believe a strong organization includes employees from a broad range of backgrounds, with different skills, experiences, and passions. And if you don’t meet every position qualification, but you have a story to tell, we’d still like to hear it. Please apply and tell us more about yourself. Visit our careers page to get more details and to apply. Submit a resume, cover letter, 3 samples of journalistic work and audio materials.




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Contact Information
Pittsburgh Community Broadcasting Corporation
Courtnae Turko
67 Bedford Sq.
Pittsburgh, PA 15203
United States
Ph: 4123156771
Email/URL: https://pittsburghcommunitybroadcasting.org/jobs
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